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Aug 31 2000 12:00 am
Intimidatory raid on Glasnost Foundation

The raid was conducted on the evening of 29 August by masked law enforcement officers. Staff and visitors of the human rights organisation were ordered at gunpoint to lie face-down on the floor. Some...

Aug 31 2000 12:00 am
Efforts to end impunity must continue

In 1999 at least 200 people were killed by security forces, mainly by members of the National Police, and fatal shootings have continued throughout the first months of 2000. Although many of the...

Aug 31 2000 12:00 am
Action needed to end use of child combatants

More than 5,000 Children's rights under the age of 18 have fought in Sierra Leone's internal armed conflict that began in 1991. They have been recruited by both the armed opposition and forces allied...

Aug 30 2000 12:00 am
Day of the 'Disappeared'

After a decline over the past three years, there appears to be a steady increase in the number of 'disappearances' with dozens being reported in the Jammu and Kashmir press so far this year. Since...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said: 'Today's draft bill represents a major step forwards in the search for global justice. The UK Government should be congratulated on its commitment to...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Environmentalist prisoners of conscience

The organisation pledges to continue its international campaign for the immediate and unconditional release of the two peasant environmentalists. 'This case has once again exposed severe deficiencies...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
EAST TIMOR: Justice and refugees one year after the ballot

'When in the face of massive intimidation, the East Timorese turned out to vote for independence, they demonstrated their determination to claim their human rights and decide their own destiny - they...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Detention and abduction with impunity

On 16 August 2000 Anthony Kofi Mensah Djentuh, aged 58, a former senior civil servant, and his wife Maria O'Sullivan-Djentuh, aged 49, a businesswoman, were convicted by a Circuit Tribunal in Accra...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Arrest of opposition editor causes concern

Rauf Arifoglu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Yeni Musavat, was arrested on 22 August 2000 at his home in Baku after police claimed to have found an illegally-held 'Makarov' pistol in the apartment...

Aug 29 2000 12:00 am
Amnesty International welcomes the release of journalists

However, Amnesty International is still concerned about these latest attacks on freedom of the news media in Liberia. The human rights group warned that human rights defenders and journalists in the...